Howard Zinn, MUN, & The Future of Education

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Blog, Current Events, ModelUN, MUN, MUN-E | Comments Off

Howard Zinn, MUN, & The Future of Education

After spending weeks thinking about the presentation and education panel I would be leading at ChoMUN, I found a new perspective on our current systems. The group at the Da Vinci Institute had a great deal of experience in “Futurist” thought. In the first few paragraphs of their treatise on the future of education, they cite the inefficiency of systems as they exist today. It is a distant past, but before I continue I want to explain their first reference to an inefficient system that hindered...

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No more Powerpoint! Visualize!!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog, Current Events, Lessons, Social Skills | Comments Off

No more Powerpoint! Visualize!!

In today’s world, we’ve got lots of information to give our audience… whether it’s in school, business, science, or a crisis. But with so much information and only so little time to talk, how can we transmit this wealth of data to our audience? Can we do it better? Faster? And another question that you might not think of: Can we make our information pretty?? More easy on the eye? On Wednesday I went to see the world’s foremost expert on visualizing data. His name is Edward Tufte, he...

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Big Q’s for the next generation?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN, MUN Debate Topics | 14,598 comments

Big Q’s for the next generation?

This is a very serious question and we can guarantee that no one around you will have a good answer… Which presidential candidate has a plan on any issue that addresses the lifelong needs of the age group that is not even in college yet, namely “children?” Inflation has been increasing faster than at any point in history. Programs like Social Security & Medicare are scheduled to be dilapidated by the time today’s children hit their 30’s. College costs are rising so quickly that...

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MUN SPECIAL TOPIC: Guns, Guns, and more *scary* Guns…

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog, Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, MUN Debate Topics | 7,863 comments

MUN SPECIAL TOPIC: Guns, Guns, and more *scary* Guns…

In the past month, the United States has now been averaging about one domestic terrorist shooting per week.   Some basic statistics comparing the United States with European countries: Only Estonia(8.07) and Northern Ireland(5.24) have murder rates greater than the United States (4.14). Slovakia checks in next at half of our homicide rate, 2.17. Extrapolating that rate to the size of our population gives a number of 12,400 homicides by firearms per year which easily dwarfs the number of homicides in the...

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Our Promo Video!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Blog, Current Events, MUN-E, Our Website, Updates | 5,433 comments

Our Promo Video!

So, after fighting with software and teaching ourselves Sony Vegas in 3 hours, this is our first promo video! One minute and 38 seconds made in 4 hours… LoL. Make sure you share it with your peeps!

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Special MUN Topic: Security Concerns @ the London Games?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Current Events, Friends of MUN-E, ModelUN, MUN Debate Topics | 3,997 comments

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, terrorism has become a global threat that effects every nation around the world. Now more than ever this issue has surfaced as a topic of debate with the start of the 30th Olympic Games hosted in London. Much of the world has focused its attention on the security present at this historic event and the United Kingdoms ability to protect the millions of visitors that will be traveling to London to watch the Olympic Games. The Olympics are no stranger to terrorism in...

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